The Phoenix Suns will come out of the All-Star break with little chance to make the playoffs. However, there are still a few things fans can look forward to watching.
Barring a crazy run, the Phoenix Suns have 27 games left in the 2019-2020 basketball season. It’s unknown yet what their strategy will be; whether they choose to tank and position themselves for a high draft pick for next year or make a concerted effort to win every game they can.
However it plays out, here are four things the Phoenix Suns can look forward to in the final stretch of the season.
Rejuvenated Devin Booker
Devin Booker‘s public persona and demeanor is almost always cool, calm, and collected. He is brilliant at saying the right thing when a microphone is in front of his face. But he would have to have a heart of stone not to be demoralized after the horrible week he endured last week.
His idol died tragically. His team endured an uncanny amount of injuries which put them into a downward spiral in the win column. Then, he was inexcusably excluded from an All-Star selection. Booker was ready to get go full-blown recluse and spend his break in an undisclosed location.
But then the basketball gods intervened and all of a sudden, things weren’t so grim in Booker’s orbit. He was an All-Star.
Then he was one last-second shot away from his second 3-point contest championship. Then he morphed into a different human and did this:
Booker will most certainly be in better spirits after his time in Chicago; much better spirits than he would have been had he spent that time in that undisclosed location.
Hopefully, that mood will translate to inspired play on the court which will then translate to a few extra wins for the Phoenix Suns before year’s end.